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I've searched this forum high and low and can't seem to find a formula that will extract the month number from the current date. Does anhybody have some code?

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Ted

it might be a smart idea for you to buy a nice book called "(Almost) 1001 Ways to Work with DATES in WebFOCUS" ISBN 978-0-9791722-1-2
It cost maybe 25 U$ and is worth all that dollars.

To answer your question

&YMD gives you the current DATE

&DATEM gives the month number
&DATEMTR gives MONTH
&DATEMtr gives Month
&DATEMT gives M

And there are some more (page 46 of the mentioned book)

In total there are 61 different amper values reprecenting something about the actual system date in different formats.




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Also, it depends on what the format of the date is.

If its just getting the current date, then follow Franks suggestion.

If its from a DB, then the format of the date will determine the function used.


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I don't go anywhere without that book. It has saved me many times. If you don't listen to anything else any one say, do as Frank says and order the book!


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Ditto on the "(Almost) 1001 Ways to Work with DATES in WebFOCUS" note. I have it and will say that it is worth having. Albeit I've not quite used all 1001 things nor do I see the need ... Yet...
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